Fruits and vegetables have so many health benefits, known and still being discovered, that they seem almost like a cure all. Every day, new research is being conducted on the health benefits of fruits and vegetables in the diet, both overall and specific varieties. Findings to date indicate that on the whole, these nutritional jewels:

  • Help with weight management
  • Provide fiber for cardiovascular health
  • Deliver powerful vitamins and minerals, essential to health and well-being

And these are just a few of the key overall benefits of fruits and vegetables! A new study out is now pointing to the benefits of cranberries in particular. This study found that cranberries and cranberry juice helped to lower blood pressure in study participants when consumed daily over an eight week period.MORE FROM HEALTHY DINING FINDER: Healthy Habits For Better Weight Loss ResultsFor recipes that include cranberries, visit Fruits and Veggies More Matter. For more ideas on how to enjoy cranberries, try these menu choices from participating Healthy Dining restaurants:Fit Slow Roasted Turkey Breast at Mimi’s Café (540 calories, 14 g fat) Located AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, KS, KY, MD, MO, NC, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, UT, and VAThe Gobbler at Black Bear Diner (670 calories, 21 g fat) Located in AZ, CA, CO, IA, ID, NV, OR, UT, and WATurkey Cranberry Sandwich at Boudin SF (490 calories, 3.5 g fat) Located in CAMarket Salad at F2O (340 calories, 15 g fat) Located in GA and TNMORE FROM HEALTHY DINING FINDER: 11 Healthy Ways to Celebrate National Nutrition Month